I always get really nervous and anxious when painting a commission. So much so I possibly should’nt accept them! But deep inside I know it will work out in the end. Well I always hope it will…
In taking on commissioned work, I’m learning to be brave and step out and push beyond my comfort zones, stretch to my perimeter and see what I’m made of! I do enjoy a personal challenge! Today was confirmation of that when a customer came to collect her painting. I’m always accutely aware of that moment when they first lay eyes on it – I can see whether or not they genuinely love it or not, and I can tell you, she LOVED it! *phew* ! I’m so relieved and happy that another one of my paintings go out into the world to be proudly placed in a new home, thus completing the circle from blank canvas, to home on the wall… Joy!
This painting is acrylic and glass beads on canvas. I haven’t even really got a name for it yet! When you stand in front of it, you feel as though you are under water – a sense of calm and cool. But then, there’s also a sense of looking down at the earth from above, almost as though it’s a topographic map of an estuary or lake… Have you any ideas? I’d love to hear!
ps – another 43 degree day today – did you know that’s 109.4 F ????